All to play for: what role can sport and exercise play in rebooting Britain?
Tuesday 28 September 2021, 7.00pm to 7.50pm BST
From Joe Wicks to Marcus Rashford, the role of sport and exercise has been at the forefront of the national debate over the last 18 months. In their new book, All to Play For: How Sport Can Reboot Our Futur Fitzwilliam graduates Matt Rogan and Kerry Potter have taken a broad look at the role exercise can play as a force for good in our challenged society. In conversation with Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Graham Virgo, this session will look to join the dots between a wide topic from the front pages to the back - from healthcare to education; social activism to the business of global sport.
Professor Graham Virgo (Downing 1984)
Professor Graham Virgo is Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, and Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law.
He is a Fellow of Downing College, where he was previously Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Law. He was previously Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. He is a barrister and Academic Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. His main research interests are in the fields of the Law of Restitution, Equity and Trusts and the substantive Criminal Law.
Matt Rogan (Fitzwilliam 1993)
Matt Rogan is a well-known and respected sports business leader and the co-founder of Two Circles, the fastest growing sports agency in the UK. Over the last decade Two Circles have worked with five of the six biggest sports events in the world, as well as British household names including the Premier League and several Premier League clubs, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Wimbledon Tennis, England Rugby and a host of others. He is also a non-executive director of the English Institute of Sport, delivering technology and sport science to Britain's Olympic and Paralympic teams.
Matt writes, teaches and also presents a podcast series for sports industry-leading media company SportsPro as well as several international Business Schools. He has been published by Harvard Business Review, and is an accomplished speaker and media commentator, featuring on BBC News, BBC Sport, MTV and CNN among many more. Matt's previous book, written with his father Martin Rogan, Britain & The Olympic Games: Past, Present, Legacy was published by Matador in 2010.
Kerry Potter (Fitzwilliam 1993)
Kerry Potter is the Associate Features Director on the Evening Standard's magazine, ES and the former Deputy Editor of ELLE magazine. Kerry has spent two decades writing about health, fitness and lifestyle for national newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Mail on Sunday, Marie Claire, Red, Women's Health and many others.
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